Fort Sill Family and MWR has joined the Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma coalition to fight against Childhood Obesity. Childhood Obesity is the greatest health threat facing our children and arguably our state today. The fact that the CDC and other leading health experts predict that this generation of children will be the first that will not out live their parents due to the health implications of obesity is deplorable. This profound statement is the driving force behind the Southwest Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition. In fact, their motto follows that statement with “not OUR kids!”
Duty Rowe Fit Kids Fitness Trailway -
Faced with the dire consequences of the childhood obesity epidemic the Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma coalition created the Fit Kids Fitness Trailway as a way to get children and their families outdoors actively hiking and biking in one of the most beautiful areas of Oklahoma. Fully aware of the fact that the choices we make in how we live our lives affects the quality of life for every living thing on the face of planet earth. The Trailway’s interpretation centers focus on healthy choices for ourselves, our children, and all the inhabitants of the mixed grass prairies that the Refuge is dedicated to protect. Committed to “Protecting the Planet and Preserving the Lives of Our Children” the Trailway is a 34 mile bicycle trail on both sides of a two lane blacktop that runs through the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge connecting the communities of Lawton, Cache and Medicine Park to the Refuge, 14 miles of hiking trails, the gorgeous Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area on Fort Sill and a new Museum of Natural Sciences that is committed to wellness and conservation.